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Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Animals, Articles, Locals, Outdoors | 0 comments

Delta Waterfowl Holds 9th Annual Banquet

The Lone Star Chapter of Delta Waterfowl held their 9th annual banquet at the Love Civic Center on August 18th. The doors opened for attendees at 5:30, and people poured in over the next hour or so. After people started showing up, they took the time to check out shotguns and crossbows that were a part of the $350 package, which also included raffle tickets. They also stopped to look at the items on the Live Silent Auction table, and the tables of raffle items. Every attendee after getting a chance to purchase raffle tickets, received a goodie bag which included various items such as: a duck call, Delta Waterfowl hat, golf towel, a Koozie, and beer mug.

The dinner provided to all who attended consisted of chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and white gravy, a dinner roll, beans, and tea. There was also dessert. Crawford’s provided all of the food for the event; this is the second year that Crawford’s has catered the event. The owner Drew oversaw the whole operation, and was kind enough to tell us that he brought food for over 175 people.

While everyone sat down to enjoy their catered dinner, the chair and organizer of the event Donny Gentry read off raffle tickets for some of the prizes. David Parker won the Gun of the Year; Alex Joiner won a really nice crossbow. There were two full tables with hunting essentials and goodies on them. These items were also raffled off as the night went on.

The Dallas Regional Director for Delta Waterfowl Travis Sheridan made an appearance and was on hand to answer questions and even told us, “ This is one of the bigger banquets I’ve seen.” There were almost 200 people who attended this year’s banquet, which ended at 10pm. The ticket cost to get in was free for youth, $65 for couples, $55 for individuals, and $400 for a table of 8.  Attendees who purchased their banquet ticket were entered into the Early Bird Raffle. The sponsors had their own tables, complete with goodies in the center.

Here are the items that were available for the Live silent auction:

  • Tamarack ATV Storage Case Donated by: Paris Suzuki
  • Women’s bags (3) Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Delta Pitcher with 4 glasses Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • 14-piece kitchen knife with block Donated by: Mike’s Custom Paint & Body
  • “First Family” Sculpture Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • “October Memories” Framed Print with Frame provided by: Chantu Custom Frame
  • Buck Carving Knife, Sheath, and Scissors Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Flambeau Dry Box-Ammo Box Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • “Caught In the Open” Sculpture Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Snowy Downtown Paris Print by Sammy Bolton
  • Wooden Bench Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Smith & Wesson 3 piece Knife Set Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Buck Garner Duck & Goose Call Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • ½ Gallon Delta Flask Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Widgeon Duck Sculpture Donated by: Alan & Paden Skidmore
  • Tangletree Golf Bag (camo) Donated by: Delta Waterfowl
  • Delta Wine box & tools Donated by: Pitcock Wrecker
  • Oversize Sportsman Frying Pan Donated by: Delta Waterfowl

Delta Waterfowl wishes to thank the following businesses for sponsoring this year’s banquet:

  • Toyota of Paris
  • Valley Feed Mill
  • Fish Fry
  • Jerry Pitcock & Son
  • Dollar Saver Shopper
  • Shoot ‘Em Up Archery
  • Budweiser

As well as the Following Individuals:

  • Larry Bramlett
  • Kyle Ewing
  • Randy Nation
  • Frankie Noorwood
  • Louis Bowerman
  • Mike Ray
  • Alan Skidmore
  • Ted Nugent


Watch InParisTexas for an  in-depth article about what Delta Waterfowl does,  in general and for our local community here in Paris.



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